stone house that Dave built

008 stone house back view_, originally uploaded by gypsy woman1.

14 years ago when we first came to WWOOF for Dave and Donna, Dave had built a unique stone house. He had dug into the side of the hill and created an environmentally perfect living space. Cool in summer and warm in winter, needing no air conditioning or heating. Electricity was all created from solar panels and water powered turbine from the creek. Totally self-sufficient.

Now 14 years later and with 3 children Dave is building a second level extension. It all blends beautifully into the rainforest.

Our WWOOFing chores were to weed the garden around the cottage and also spring clean the inside of the cottage and wash down the outside walls. The cottage is used by Donna’s parents when they come to visit from UK once a year and they are due soon.  It was a very useful job for us to do in exchange for our board and lodgings for 6 days, which is the idea of WWOOFing.

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  1. I love how you meet so many interesting people and touch lives wherever you go.


  2. G’day Liz and Don, thanks for the comment. It was a great 6 days.


  3. Liz and Don Adams

    Hi Pauline and Jack

    We are Donna’s parents. Donna sent us news of your blog and we have really enjoyed looking at the photos.

    We know Donna and Dave really enjoyed having you to stay and we really appreciate all the work you did getting our cabin (cottage) ready for our visit in August!! Donna in particular needs good friends around her to offset the problems they have been encountering for years and they both count you as good friends.

    Best wishes.

    Don & Liz


  4. Hi Sandra, we saw the TV news for the first time in nearly a month a couple of nights ago, and saw pictures of the devastation from the volcanic ash in Europe. Being on the road seperates us from all news, good and bad…


  5. Hi Donna thanks for comment, it was fun and good to see the dream continuing. I have finished the book you gave us, about the peddling pom, and in the last chapter he again mentions how much he admires all you have acheived. It was a good read.


  6. Hi Pauline and Jack,
    We are so grateful that you came to see us again – after 14 years! We had a wonderful time. Hope you’re having fun. Will keep looking at your blogg. Looking forward to when you get back this way which will hopefully be sooner than another 14 years.
    Donna and family


  7. sandra carroll

    It all looks and sounds idyllic, magic!

    Best wishes to you both from a volcanic ash torn Europe,


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